American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man who is in charge of the operations of a local post office.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The official who has charge of a post-station and provides post-horses, etc.
- n. The official who has the superintendence and general direction of a post-office, of the receipt and despatch of mails, etc. In the United States postmasters are classed with reference to their salaries: all those receiving $1,000 or over annually are appointed by the President; all who receive under that sum are appointed by the Postmaster-General. Abbreviated P. M..
- n. In Merton College, Oxford, a scholar who is supported on the foundation. Also called portionist.
- n. the head of a post office
- n. the administrator of an electronic mail system
- n. UK A kind of scholar at Merton College, Oxford; portionist.
- n. archaic One who has charge of a station for the accommodation of travellers; one who supplies post horses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who has charge of a station for the accommodation of travelers; one who supplies post horses.
- n. One who has charge of a post office, and the distribution and forwarding of mails.
- n. the person in charge of a post office
- post + master (Wiktionary)
“As if this were not sinister enough, the letter goes on to threaten that if the sub-postmaster is deemed not to have lied to his or her customers in the appropriate and approved manner their compensation package would be at risk.”
“The postmaster is a surly and incompetent manager.”
“When I called the postmaster, he said that he wasn't sure I understood what the form was for he'd highlighted the bit about "sexually provocative material".”
“I do not know that our village postmaster is exceptionally inattentive to his functions, but there is a careless, reckless, easy-go-lucky kind of way of doing business in this country which suits the hasty existence of the natives themselves, and the character and disposition of their Irish fellow-citizens, but which is gall and wormwood to English residents of my stamp.”
“I soon observed that some one called the postmaster aside in a way which did not appear entirely devoid of mystery, and I acknowledge I felt some degree of alarm.”
“The check was lost in the mail for a couple of weeks, and I called the postmaster (it was a small town) to see if he could help track it.”
“And you also think the president isn’t a citizen and that my postmaster is some how wrapped up in some absurd imaginary global climate hoax, so I mean who really cares?”
“I think you have a letter in the box, addressed to Mr. The postmaster was a short man, and consequently a man with a proper idea of his own importance.”
“And promptly called the postmaster to let her know.”
“Act. The Gauteng tender is one of most lucrative government banking contracts, with the successful bank holding up to R17 billion in the so-called postmaster-general account, the equivalent of a current account.”
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